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Discover the power of story to engage with your listeners so real information transfer is possible.

The Power of Story and Science David P. Otey

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Discover the power of story to engage with your listeners so real information transfer is possible.

    Elaine Lung: A Critical Life Skill

    Elaine Lung: A Critical Life Skill

    What do you get when put two recovering engineers together? You might just get a far-reaching conversation about public speaking, Toastmasters, and improvisational theatre. That’s what’s in store for you in this episode as program host David Otey (https://davidotey.com/) talks with public speaking expert Elaine Lung. When you hear how far she has come in gaining confidence as a speaker, you will know you can do it, too!
     
    Elaine Lung works with business professionals who want to show up and speak up confidently with the people around them at work and at home. She is a Certified World Class Speaking Coach, Distinguished Toastmaster, and co-founder of three Bay Area Toastmasters clubs dedicated to promote the use of storytelling or improv skills: the Silicon Valley Improvmasters, the Silicon Valley Storytellers and the San Mateo Storytellers. To follow up with Elaine and schedule a discovery call, go to https://elainelung.com/.
     
    To get on David Otey’s calendar for a conversation or free, initial coaching session, go to http://breakthroughwithdavid.com/.

    • 34 min
    Bryan Rutberg: Connect People, Not Boxes

    Bryan Rutberg: Connect People, Not Boxes

    In this episode, host David P. Otey (https://davidotey.com/) has a conversation with Bryan Rutberg, an expert in interpreting technical topics for non-technical audiences. How do you relate to your audience and their emotional drivers? As a speechwriter, speaker, and coach, Bryan has gained some keen insights into how and why you do that. Here’s a hint: stories light up more of the brain than facts do.
     
    To follow up with Bryan Rutberg and get free resources, go to https://3ccomms.com/.
     
    For a conversation with program host David P. Otey, go to http://breakthroughwithdavid.com/.

    • 34 min
    Chris Fenning: Relevant, Relatable, Simple, and Jargon-Free

    Chris Fenning: Relevant, Relatable, Simple, and Jargon-Free

    If you happened to be an engineer who is comfortable speaking not only the language of engineering, but also the language of business, sales, and marketing, you would likely find some interesting doors opening for you. And that is precisely the story of today’s guest, Chris Fenning, who has spent much of his career in such boundary-spanning roles. Want to hear his four keys to success? Listen in.
     
    Connect with Chris: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-fenning/ or https://chrisfenning.com/
     
    To follow up with program host David Otey, visit http://breakthroughwithdavid.com/.

    • 33 min
    Alaina G. Levine: Your Unicorn Career

    Alaina G. Levine: Your Unicorn Career

    What would be your “unicorn career”? And now that you have experience and perhaps an advanced degree in a technical field, how do you go about creating that career? According to speaker, author, mathematician, and self-professed nerd Alaina G. Levine, what you need is data—data about yourself and about opportunities. Listen to our conversation and see if you can catch a unicorn!
     
    Connect with Alaina through her website, https://alainalevine.com/ or through LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alainaglevine/.
     
    To connect with podcast host David P. Otey, go to http://breakthroughwithdavid.com/.

    • 32 min
    Mark Herschberg: Stop Taxing Your Audience

    Mark Herschberg: Stop Taxing Your Audience

    Take one part physicist, one part electrical engineer, and one part computer scientist, and mix in an affinity for helping technical experts communicate more effectively, and what would you have? Well, you just might have the guest whom David Otey (https://davidotey.com/) interviews in this episode. Author, speaker, and MIT instructor Mark Herschberg presents some brilliant analogies that can help you build your career skills while broadening your impact.
     
    To follow up with Mark and access free resources, go to https://www.thecareertoolkitbook.com/.
     
    For the Brain Bump app, go to https://www.cognoscomedia.com/brain-bump.
     
    What’s on your mind? Having a hard time making your data sing? Let’s have a conversation! Go to http://breakthroughwithdavid.com/ and get on David’s calendar for a free breakthrough call.

    • 35 min
    Influence Lessons

    Influence Lessons

    In this content episode, program host David Otey (https://davidotey.com/) explores some ideas that jumped out at him from watching the excellent speakers who presented at the annual meeting of the National Speakers Association, a three-day event called “Influence.” You will learn how to build your influence as an expert by making a connection with your audience. Because that’s the first thing your audience is looking for.
     
    The book David mentions in the program is “The Speaker’s Quick Guide to Technical Presentations” and you can find out more about it here.
     
    Connect with David by going to http://breakthroughwithdavid.com.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

AndreaVahl ,

Great presentation advice!

As a technical presenter myself, I know how hard it can be to get across complicated ideas and still be engaging. David has some great advice for any presenter but especially technical speakers. I highly recommend listening in!

ACObird ,

The power of story and science

This is such an excellent podcast that will benefit anyone who ever has to present reports in front of other people, in any field, especially data-driven work.

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